Past Technical Field Awards Recipients
2020: Vince Calhoun (Georgia State, Georgia Tech, Emory University, USA)
Reason for Nomination: For contributions to data-driven processing of multimodal brain imaging and genetic data.
2020: Allison Okamura (Stanford University, USA)
Reason for Nomination: For the breakthrough technological developments in the field of medical robotics, including designing novel haptic feedback to enhance human performance and opening new pathways for soft robotics.
2019: Elisa Konofagou (Columbia University, USA)
Reason for Nomination: For outstanding and pioneering contributions in the field of ultrasound imaging and therapy, and their application and clinical translation to the diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases, tumor diagnosis and treatment as well as brain drug delivery and stimulation.
2019: Tony Jun Huang (Duke University, USA)
Reason for Nomination: For his pioneering work on developing acoustic tweezers, which are capable of precisely manipulating bioparticles across a broad size range in complex fluids, enabling many applications in biomedical research.
2018: Elliot McVeigh
Reason for Nomination: For recognition of his outstanding and pioneering contributions to the advance of the magnetic resonance field in cardiac studies, with many seminal works now translated in the clinical practice.
2018: Ellis Fan-Chuin Meng
Reason for Nomination: For outstanding contributions to biomedical microelectromechanical systems and their applications in drug delivery, microsensors, and neural interfaces
2017: Guang-Zhong Yang
Reason for Nomination: For outstanding contributions to medical imaging and robotics technology that have transformed minimally invasive surgery.
2017: Anant Madabhushi
Reason for Nomination: For contributions in computer aided diagnosis, pattern recognition, machine learning and image analysis tools for diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment response prediction of disease from digital pathology and radiographic images
2016: Steven Boppart
Reason for Nomination: For foundational advances in optical biomedical imaging and translation of optical imaging technologies into clinical applications and use
2016: Jeffrey Fessler
Reason for Nomination: For fundamental and pioneering contributions to the theory and algorithms of statistical reconstruction methods of the PET/ SPECT, CT and MRI medical imaging modalities
2015: Nigell Lovell
Reason for Nomination: For world class contributions to research, clinical trialing, and commercialization of medical device technologies and wearable sensors including visual prostheses, telehealth systems and ambulatory falls monitors
2015: Russell H. Taylor
Reason for Nomination: For contributions and leadership in the field of medical robotics
2014: Brian T. Cunningham
Reason for Nomination: For development and commercialization of optics-based biosensors and detection instruments for applications in drug discovery, diagnostics, environmental monitoring, and life science research.
2014: Zhi-Pei Liang
Reason for Nomination: For fundamental and pioneering contributions to the theory, algorithms, and biomedical applications of model-based magnetic resonance imaging
2013: Nicolas Chbat
Reason for Nomination: For contributions to advancing Intensive Care Unit cardiopulmonary medicine based on inventions that include non-invasively estimating breathing work, staging acute respiratory syndrome and kidney injury and modeling of disease predictors significant contributions to the development of micro and nanoscale biosensors
2013: Ali Khademhosseini
Reason for Nomination: For pioneering contributions at the interface between engineering, biomaterials and biological sciences, especially applications of microand nanoengineered biomaterials for regenerative medicine.
2012: Rashid Bashir
Reason for Nomination: For significant contributions to the development of micro and nanoscale biosensors.
2011: Michael Unser
Reason for Nomination: For outstanding contributions to signal and image processing with applications in biomedical imaging
2011: Lihong Wang
Reason for Nomination: For seminal contributions to ultrasonically enabled biophotonic imaging and modeling of photon transport in biological tissue
2010: Xiaochuan Pan
Reason for Nomination: For significant contributions to medical imaging
2010: Kenji Sunagawa
Reason for Nomination: For significant contributions to neuroengineering
2010: Nitish Thakor
Reason for Nomination: For significant contributions to cardiovascular engineering